Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Edo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has been the guest of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the N700 million 2015 presidential campaign funds that came to the state.
Orbih who was said to have spent his second day in the custody of the anti-graft agency was alleged to have been whisked away on Monday to PortHarcourt where he was helping the commission in its investigation of how the money was spent.
Earlier, the coordinator of the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Mr Tony Aziegbemi, two-time member representing Esan Northeast and Esan North-west federal constituency in Edo state, were invited two weeks ago to Port Harcourt, Rivers state in respect of the ongoing investigations.
It was learnt that Ize-Iyamu was said to have received the money from Fidelity Bank on behalf of the party, while Aziegbemi and a former Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Lucky Imasuen, witnessed the handing over of the cash to Ize-Iyamu, who told newsmen that the money was taken to the residence of a leader of the party where it was shared to party executives in the 18 Local Government Areas.
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